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Olive Oil better Than Viagra!


Olive Oil  Health Benefits are pretty amazing. This is not news, but history! Good health naturally leads to improved performance,  in many ways.

A weekly dose of olive oil could be better than Viagra at helping boost a man’s performance in the bedroom, new research suggests.

Scientists from the University of Athens says just nine tablespoons of the popular condiment is enough to reduce impotence by around 40 per cent.

Olive oil has a wealth of health benefits including keeping blood vessels healthy and maintaining circulation throughout the body.

A study of 660 men with an average age of 67 found that those that adopted a Mediterranean style diet – rich in fruit and vegetables, legumes, fish and nuts, as well as olive oil – had far fewer problems in between the sheets and even saw a vast improvement in their bedroom prowess.

Olive oil can also help dramatically increase testosterone levels, which reduces the risk of erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to get and maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.

According to the NHS, one in five British men over 40, the equivalent of 4.3 million men across the UK, are affected by erectile problems. Tiredness, anxiety, and drinking too much are just a few of the contributing factors.

Lead researcher Dr Christina Chrysohoou said diet and exercise were key to improving the sexual capacity of middle-aged and elderly men.

“Men that followed a Med diet – particularly consuming lots of olive oil – see their risk of impotence reduced by up to 40 per cent in older age.”

She added that small lifestyle changes could prove more beneficial for those looking for a long-term solution. While Viagra, created in the 1990s and now available over the counter in The UK. This has helped the sex lives of millions, the side-effects include headache’s, back pain and visual disturbance.


NHS Advising Alternative medicine.

Honey to cure cough symptoms
I read an article in the Telegraph, where new guidance for the NHS advises patients are being to buy a jar of honey, or look for herbal remedies for minor ailments like coughs, rather than visit the clinic.

Honey Bee
                     Honey Bee
The public are advised to buy “self-care” products such as honey, herbal remedies and cough medicines, instaed of expecting anti-biotics.             
The draft guidance goes on to say that most patients with an acute cough recover within 3 weeks, without ANY medicines.And Furthermore, antibiotics should be saved for serious cases.

Research shows that honey significantly reduced the frequency and severity of coughs, in comparison to placebo treatments.
There was evidence that medicines containing pelargonium  a herbal remedy, often known as Kaloba, could also help to relieve symptoms.
….And it also said that medicines containing guaifenesin or the suppressant dextromethorpan  (over-the-counter medicines containing the expectorant)  could also assist with relieving symptoms .
Both are active ingredients in a number of versions of remedies such as Benylin. 

Dr Tessa Lewis, GP and chairwoman of the antimicrobial prescribing guidelines group, said: “If someone has a runny nose, sore throat and cough, we would expect the cough to settle over two to three weeks and antibiotics are not needed.”

 The body has warned that overuse of the drugs is threatening their long-term effectiveness. “People can check their symptoms on NHS Choices or NHS Direct Wales or ask their pharmacist for advice.

“If the cough is getting worse rather than better, or the person feels very unwell or breathless, then they would need to contact their GP.”

As many as one in five GP prescriptions for antibiotics may be inappropriate, according to research published by PHE earlier this year.

The body has warned that overuse of the drugs is threatening their long-term effectiveness.

Dr Susan Hopkins, from PHE, said: “Antibiotic resistance is a huge problem and we need to take action now to reduce antibiotic use.

“Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk of developing infections which in turn cannot be easily treated.”

Professor Mark Baker, director of the centre for guidelines at NICE said: “We are keen to highlight that in most cases, antibiotics will not be necessary to treat a cough. We want people to be offered advice on alternatives that may help ease their symptoms.

He said: “This guideline gives health professionals and patients the information they need to make good choices about the use of antibiotics. We encourage their use only when a person is at risk of further complications.”


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Carbohydrate Foods.

                                                           Carbohydrate Foods.

Overweight people and dedicated slimmer’s can benefit from knowing more about carbohydrates especially if they have high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

Carbohydrates Food

Doctor Maasarani’s, BBC article explains the 3 different types of carbs as BEIGE, WHITE, GREEN.

Starch, sugar and fibre.

Carbohydrates food provide us with energy.

 BEIGE CARBOHYDRATES – Bread, pasta, potatoes and rice are beige carbs which are not healthy.

WHITE CARBOHYDRATES –  Also best avoided.  Sugary foods, fizzy drinks, sweets, biscuits and processed refined foods.

Most of the starch and sugar in the beige and white carbs are broken down to glucose which is then used up as energy, the rest is stored as fat.

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Esential Vitamins and minerals

These are the 13 essential vitamins: Vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins:thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyroxidine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9) and cobalamin (B12). The four fat-soluble vitamins-A, D, E, and K-are stored in the body’s fatty tissues.

Avoid Sugar

Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) contain a lot of fructose which is not essential to our functioning.Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup are made up of Glucose and fructose.


Glucose is important and can be metabolized by the body. If we don’t have enough glucose in our diet our bodies produce it from proteins and fat.


Only the liver can metabolise fructose, but if there is a lot of glycogen in the live, the fructose turns to fat.

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